Storming into 2017 with Grace V- WHOEVER SAID IT HAD TO BE A NEW YEAR,  NEW YOU? 

The new Year is right in front of us. It’s door is wide open and we just have a few steps to take to get in and close it behind us; leaving 2016 where it is and venture on into the unlimited and endless routes of possibilities 2017 has for us.  Yes it’s that time again,  the time where almost everyone comes up with the New Year,  New me phrase. It’s literally a motto at this time of the year. 
I don’t know about others but here is how I see it. Do we really have to become or attempt to be new persons at the start of every new Year.  Most times people don’t go through with this New Year, New you idea but the fact that they still have it at the back of their minds is worth addressing. Apparently I am a part of that population. 😥😥😥

What if the person we have become now is just right for us. Most definitely we aren’t perfect but let’s just call ourselves  a work in progress. We don’t need to change who we are completely or how we behave all we need to do is develop ourselves, to develop and build upon that which we are already.  Thats the right term. Right??  


We need to grow and not change completely. There are times where we do change a few things in our lives but these changes are also a course of development and growth. Jesus never changed, he developed-Luke 2:52-And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

Samuel also didn’t have to change himself but rather he grew,  he developed. The New Year, New You isn’t wrong at all. It’s all about how you see it. But rather than starting over again, testing the waters,  why not just pick up from where you stopped and change course. In the last year I tried this in this manner, why can’t I try another method. See that isn’t starting all over again but picking up right where I left off and then changing directions where the need be. It’s all about developing and increasing. Picking up from your stopping point and building on that-Isaiah 54:2-Enlarge the place of your tent; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; Lengthen your cords And strengthen your pegs.

Getting better isn’t a days work. It takes time and a lot of energy. And requires a bundle load of patience-Isaiah 66:8-Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Can a land be born in one day? Can a nation be brought forth all at once? As soon as Zion travailed, she also brought forth her sons.

So in this new Year instead of attempting to change ourselves completely let us develop and build on the good we are already. Picking off where we started from. A new year doesn’t always have to come with a new you. We are all works in progress and it’s in this that we make corrections where they are needed. Let’s look at it this way:

A contractor was working on the building of a new school but for some reason couldn’t finish up the job and a new contractor is put in his place. The New contractor doesn’t demolish the whole building but rather keeps working on it, making adjustments where need be. 

That’s how developing ourselves is. We need to pick up from where we left off to progress well… 

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to change the world but it’s in being able to develop ourselves”

This brings me to the end of the 5-days of Christmas post. I hope we all learnt from them. And if you haven’t gone through the first few posts please do and feel free to leave your comments and opinions in the comment section. 

Happy New Year in advance …. 


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